By: Kevin Nichols, Scout Executive
I want to thank all of our Scouters for all the good they do for our youth, especially during these uncertain times in the past year. Our youth look to you as positive role models and representatives of a caring, giving community, especially as you have set the bar for our members during the pandemic. My additional thanks to all of our underwriting sponsors and donors for making this youth program a success this past year and into the future. Your investment into our youth and our programs has helped Scouting in our Council weather the challenges of the past year and allowed us to focus on the future growth of Scouting. I also want to thank the members of our Executive Board who have each put in tremendous effort to lead our Council. Most of all, I want to thank all of you for your ongoing support of a program that is dear to my heart and dear to our country, to our communities, and to our youth: That organization, as you all know, is the Boy Scouts of America.
You know, the Boy Scouts’ purpose is simple: It’s to build the character and integrity of America’s youth and prepare them to become responsible adults—adults who become our leaders and adults who participate in society strengthened by our Scout Oath and Law. That Oath and that Law are founded on trustworthiness, loyalty, and bravery, and on values that put community and family first.
I say with great pride that we are the Boy Scouts of America, and we are committed to giving young people of our communities the tools and experiences, and the knowledge and faith to make the world a better place. Our mission may be lofty, but with your help, it is attainable.
Thank you for all that you have done for the youth of our communities in the past, thank you for all that you are doing now for today’s youth, but most of all, thank you for what you will be doing in the future to help tomorrow’s leaders prepare to lead.